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Delivering Course Content: Creating a Course in DigitalChalk

by | Jul 26, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Recently, we’ve covered content creation in our blogs. From filming and editing video to creating clean, professional, and engaging PowerPoint presentations, you should now have the skills to create great course content. For the remainder of the blog series, we’re going to demonstrate what to do once you’ve created your content.

Creating a course in DigitalChalk takes a little bit of practice the first few times you do it, but after you’ve done it enough, it’ll start to feel like muscle memory. With a step-by-step approach, you can learn how to create courses in DigitalChalk in no time. Follow along with this post, and you’ll know how to create the base course, and you’ll be able to do it efficiently.

Step 1

Once you’ve received the login for your organization in DigitalChalk, you can begin administering your courses. After you’ve signed in, click “Create a New Course” under the “Manage Courses” tab. 

Step 2

In the proper field, provide a title for your course. After you have determined your title, choose an instructor name.

Step 3 (optional)

Depending on how you built your course content—with or without a quiz or test at the end—set a passing grade percentage.

Step 4

Click “create.”

Step 5

Choose your course authors. This feature determines who can add, update, and remove content from your course. You have the choice between “Only me,” “Any course administrators within my organization,” and “Specific course administrators.” If you click “Specific course administrators,” a list of administrators from your organization will appear. You will then have the option to pick which ones have administrative access to your course. Select whichever option is most appropriate for your organization. When you’re finished, click save.

If you followed all of those steps, you should now have a working course “skeleton.” From here you’ll be able to add extra pieces and build more content into the course as you see need for. Basically, what you’ve done in this process is form a foundation for you course. Now you can place additions to the general course structure wherever you see fit.

Don’t let all the extra options that you see in the sidebar worry you. Just like creating the course “skeleton,” the process for using these additional course settings is relatively easy and straightforward once you’ve learned how to use them. Not to mention, we’re going to review some of the more major settings in our upcoming blogs. In the future, you’ll learn how to manage course elements, test courses, create offerings, and bundle multiple courses. 

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